Category Archives: Speeches

Adventures in Babysitting

Back in 1994, I was toying with the idea of giving a speech in Toastmasters on my various adventures in babysitting. What follows is a draft of that speech. I just unearthed it as I was tooling around my hard … Continue reading

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Be a frog … in a good way!

I read this story about how tadpoles become frogs and I love using it as an metaphor for how we should look at obstacles in our lives. I recently included this story in a speech I gave at the Toastmasters … Continue reading

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Sex, Lies and Vampires

The following is the speech I did for my “Speak with Knowledge” project while earning my Competent Toastmaster award. The point of the speech was to be able to read a speech effectively, which is why I chose to use … Continue reading

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Dragon Speech

I collect dragons. I have more dragons in my collection than I have space to display them in the manner they deserve. Therefore, when it came time to do my visual aids speech back when I was earning my Competent … Continue reading

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The Dragon Lovers

Many years ago, my roommate, Susy, gave me a poster for my birthday that featured the art of Greg Hildebrandt. It had a naked woman and a white dragon on it. I used to stare at the poster a lot … Continue reading

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Writer’s Anonymous

Here’s the beginning of a speech I wrote to give as one of my Toastmaster’s projects. It’s loosely based on what you might way at an AA meeting. Hello. My name is Carma and . . . I’m a . … Continue reading

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